Shane and I went to the mall this afternoon and talked to the folks at Kay. We sized his finger and talked about the ring we wanted. The list price there? $499. I told the guy that Zales had it for $399, and that I was able to find it even cheaper online. He was able to match the Zales price, but he couldn’t go any lower. Bah.
However, I decided to buy it from Zales.com.
I logged into my Ebates account, and clicked through to Zales to earn me 5 percent back on my purchase. That’ll come to about $17.45. Plus, I have $45 of Ebates referral cash that I wouldn’t be able to receive until I spent enough of my own money to earn $5.01 in cash back funds (not just the referral money. Hope that makes sense!). So, that’s $62.45 that I’ll get back from Ebates in a few months.
Then, I found a coupon code at RetailMeNot.com for $50 off a $250 purchase at Zales.com. I have free shipping, since we spent over $150.
All told, here’s the breakdown:
$399 regular price – $50 online coupon = $349
$24.43 sales tax
= $373.43 paid out of pocket
After I deduct the Ebates check of $62.45, that’ll be $310.98 total.
We had $179 left over from our vacation money, and $100 from anniversary money. All told, this missing ring will impact our budget by about $32. No big deal.
I can’t wait for it to get here! I hope this one lasts a long time.